And the word is…

Adoption.

There it is… my “One Little Word” for 2015.

The reason…well, there’s a ton of reasons why this is a great word for me in 2015.  Eric and I have given much thought to adoption.  Truth, me probably more, maybe adoption symbolit’s a crazy maternal thing.  But the simple truth is this.  Adoption has been on my heart for the better part of two years give or take.  We’ve taken steps forward and we’ve taken steps back.  We’ve taken steps.

This is the year  I pray our family grows through adoption.

I have friends, several of them in fact, that have gone through this process.  Some because of the heart pangs parenting has.  Some because familial circumstance has brought them to the door — but just the same, a decision was made to “adopt” children.

Here’s what Merriam-Webster says about adoption:

adop·tion

noun \ə-ˈdäp-shən\

: the act or process of adopting a child

: the act or process of beginning to use something new or different

: the act or process of giving official acceptance or approval to something

And… then here’s what the Bible says:

Ephesians 1:4-621st Century King James Version (KJ21)

He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

having predestined us to be His own adopted children by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will,

to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in His Beloved:

So clearly, while the adoption of children fits the definition, especially when I consider that Jesus adopted all of us, every single one in all our imperfection — there are other adoption concepts to be explored for me this year.  Adoption of new ideas, adoption of new ways of being and doing things… Adoption seems limitless and therefore worth exploration over the coming year.

Stay tuned for the story, what this “one little word” will create in the Wiler home in 2015.

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